10:00 - Coffee and registration

10:30 - Setting the scene

Chair : Professor Ian Leslie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

  • Opening remarks : Professor Dame Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
  • CCI - an opportunity for change? : Dr Mike Rands, Executive Director, CCI
  • Keynote address : Janez Poto─Źnik, European Union Environment Commissioner

11.30 - The Biodiversity Challenge

Chair : Dr Maxwell Gomera, Deputy Director, UNEP-WCMC

  • What is biodiversity worth? : Dr Bhaskar Vira, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
  • Priorities for action : Dr Leon Bennun, Director of Science, Policy and Information, BirdLife International

Facilitated discussion panel

Facilitator : Dr Jane Smart, Director, Biodiversity Conservation Group, IUCN

Panel : Professor Andrew Balmford (Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge), Dr Leon Bennun (BirdLife International), Steve Broad (Traffic International), Dr Matt Walpole (UNEP-WCMC), Dr Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)

13.00 - Lunch (King's College)

14.30 - Conservation Solutions

Chair : Pamela Abbott, Chair, Cambridge Conservation Forum

  • Conservation futures : Dr Andrew Clements, Director, BTO
  • Horizon scanning : Professor Bill Sutherland, Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
  • Building capacity for conservation : Dr Rosie Trevelyan, Director, Tropical Biology Association
  • Delivering the new masters in conservation leadership : Professor Nigel Leader-Williams, Director of Conservation Leadership, CCI/Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
  • A new stimulus for research on conservation solutions : Professor Rhys Green, Principal Research Biologist, RSPB/Professor of Conservation Science, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
  • The Cambridge ecosystems & natural capital programme : Polly Courtice, Director, Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership

Facilitated discussion panel

Facilitator : Professor Bill Adams, Moran Professor of Conservation and Development, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Panel : Polly Courtice, (Director, CPSL), Dr Andrew Clements (Director, BTO), Professor Nigel Leader-Williams (CCI), Professor Rhys Green (RSPB/ Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge) Professor Bill Sutherland (Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge), Dr Rosie Trevelyan (Director, Tropical Biology Association)

16:30 - Reflections

Chair : Professor Geoff Meeks, Acting Director, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

  • Sir Peter Crane : Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • Jim Leape : Director General, WWF International
  • Anthea Case : Principal Advisor, Arcadia Fund

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Cambridge Conservation Initiative partners

Link to Birdlife International - Working together for birds and people British Trust for Ornithology The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Tropical Biology Association Link to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Link to Fauna & Flora International Link to The Cambridge Conservation Forum Link to TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network Link to United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre